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Managing America's Corn Belt to Restore the Gulf o...

NCCOS is participating in a public-private program to reduce nutrient inputs to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic ('dead') zone that managers expect to simultaneously benefit threatened native grassland bird species ...
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Blood Monitoring Supports Response and Rehabilitat...

Sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico are long-lived animals that are valuable indicator species of environmental health. They are subject to multiple hazards, such as pollutants and natural toxins, ...
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Blood Monitoring Aids Response and Rehabilitation ...

Seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico are subject to multiple hazards, such as pollutants and natural toxins, including algae-produced brevetoxin. NCCOS scientists who have pioneered the measurement of brevetoxin in ...
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Mussel Watch Data Presented at Great Lakes Mercury...

On May 30-31, NOAA Mussel Watch program data, collected by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, was presented at 'Mercury in the Great Lakes,' a workshop organized by U.S ...
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NCCOS and NIST Scientists Propose Using 'Chemical ...

EPA Region 5 in Chicago recently hosted the second meeting on "effects-based" monitoring in theGreat Lakes and scientists from NCCOS' Mussel Watch Program attended. Scientists have longrecognized that chemical contaminant ...
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Science for Management Sessions at Coastal Zone Co...

On July 17-21, 2011, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science program managers and sponsored scientists hosted sessions on translating scientific results for use by decision makers at the 2011 Coastal ...
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Invasive Asian Carp Movements Tracked Using 'eDNA'

Asian carp are infiltrating major American waterways with the potential to greatly alter entire freshwater ecosystems. Where are they going? A National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science-sponsored scientist--Dr. David Lodge ...
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Workshop Provides Recommendations on Great Lakes F...

On December 9-10, 2010, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Scienceled a pivotal workshop aimed at developing a long-term framework for collaboration and coordination of ecosystem modeling and forecasting activities ...
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Ship-borne Nonindigenous Species Diminish Great Lakes Ecosystem Services

We used structured expert judgment and economic analysis to quantify annual impacts on ecosystem services in the Great Lakes, North America of nonindigenous aquatic species introduced by ocean-going ships. For the US waters, median damages aggregated across multiple ecosystem services ...
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Sight-unseen detection of rare aquatic species using environmental DNA

Effective management of rare species, including endangered native species and recently introduced nonindigenous species, requires the detection of populations at low density. For endangered species, detecting the localized distribution makes it possible to identify and protect critical habitat to enhance ...
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Stepping stones for biological invasion: A bioeconomic model of transferable risk

We investigate three sources of bias in valuation methods for ecosystem risk: failure to consider substitution possibilities between goods, failure to consider nonseparability of ecosystem services with market goods, and failure to consider substitution possibilities between ecosystems. The first two ...
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Weed Risk Assessment for Aquatic Plants: Modification of a New Zealand System for the United States

We tested the accuracy of an invasive aquatic plant risk assessment system in the United States that we modified from a system originally developed by New Zealand’s Biosecurity Program. The US system is comprised of 38 questions that address biological, ...
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